We baby boomers have lived a long time, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still “finding ourselves.” So it is with Camille Sacco of Orlando, Florida, who has a video blog about quest called HippieBanker. From what she has written, it strikes us that she now seems very much at peace.
Hey, it’s me Hippiebanker. Now you might be saying, “You can’t be a hippie and a banker! You can’t believe in peace and love and spirituality and work at a bank!” Well, I’m here to tell you, YES YOU CAN! AND I AM!!
Let me start by saying, I’ve been on a spiritual journey for the past 20 years or so, reading every self-help book I could get my hands on. Each has brought me clarity, joy, and abundance, and I consider them personal treasures. They’ve also brought me closer to a centered, well-balanced life.
However, the one area of my life I would like to enhance is my work-life. Now, if you were to start a conversation with someone about bringing peace, love, and spirituality to the workplace, I’m pretty sure they would get all freaked out! Love is not supposed to be in the workplace! There’s no such thing— you go to work, you do your job as best you can, you go home. THEN you can meditate, go to a yoga retreat, read self-help books, and hopefully love your family. But bring that new age crap into workplace… OH-NO! It doesn’t belong there.
Well, I’m here to tell you that’s a bunch of malarkey!! I’m here to tell you it’s okay to be a hippie and a banker. It’s okay to believe in miracles, believe Love is all you need, and bring that mindset to your workplace.
I’m not an expert on this subject. I just know I’m on a path to enrich my spirituality and bring it to all aspects of my life. And my work is a big part of my life. My co-workers have heard me talk about “putting it out in the universe and setting your intentions for the day!” for the past decade! But it wasn’t until I watched a video by Gabby Bernstein, the original Spirit Junkie, that I realized what my true purpose is. She talked about a friend of hers who was a banker who was feeling unfulfilled. She gave him inspiration by telling him, “Your job is not to be the best banker, or have the best spreadsheets. It’s to go to work and “be the light” and bring forth your positive attitude.” And when you come to work with the intention of “I am a lightworker, I am here to lead and coach,” you realize when you are in the zone of “being the light,” you allow others to light up and awaken to be their authentic selves. And I’ll tell you what, it’s a great feeling. It’s a feeling of “Now I know my purpose.”
So, I am on a journey to bring peace, love, and spirituality to the workplace. I believe that work is more than just a place to make money and survive. It’s a place where we can create and connect with our co-workers and at the same time elevate each other and raise the vibration in the room. If you agree with me and feel the calling to be a spiritual activist at work, I encourage you to join me!
My intention for this week is to start each day with a meditation and an affirmation: I choose to have a better conversation. I am a lightworker.
Then, when I go to work, I will witness my thoughts and behaviors and become conscious of what I’m projecting onto my co-workers. What is my face saying? Am I frowning? Am I deep in thought, am I distracted? Be a witness, but don’t be judgmental. Just pay attention at first. Then when you’re ready, choose love. Choose to look at your co-worker with the mindset of “I’m here for you. I’m here to listen. I’m here to help.”
Look into their eyes and just smile. It’s harder than you think!! But, if you practice, it will become second nature. Then, watch what happens. I think you’ll feel the energy in the room shift. It becomes lighter, more relaxed, and a much healthier environment.
As a baby boomer, I thought I was going to change the world. We all did. Somehow along the way, we ended up in middle management jobs and forgot who we were. It’s time we showed younger generations that we can make a difference. We don’t need to quit our corporate jobs, move upstate, and start an organic farm to show we are relevant. We can still leave a legacy.
Remember, We Are All One.
Check out Camille’s YouTube channel … click here.